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Twilight Concert Series – Neon Trees

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10

The Salt Lake Arts Council Proudly Presents

2021 Twilight Concert Series:

Neon Trees

with Peach Tree Rascals and The Rubies

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

 

NEON TREES

New beginnings present themselves at just the right moment.

A confluence of personal and shared experiences awakened Neon Trees in 2019. Following four years out of the spotlight, the multiplatinum genre-busting alternative quartet—Tyler Glenn , Chris Allen , Elaine Bradley and Branden Campbell , —reignited the spark. The musicians summoned the same rock spirit, pop universality, and disco ball-drenched grooves that millions of fans fell in love with, while infusing a lot of wisdom and a little more wit earned along the way.

“As proud, excited, and grateful as I am for our first decade, I’m so eager to draw a line in the sand,” exclaims Tyler. “The initial era was meaningful and captured one period of time, but our new music is so much more reflective of the person I am. I don’t feel any chains at all. It almost feels like our first record again. We had no pressure. Honestly, it all never really stopped. We just turned the lights off in a public way. We’re turning them back on now. It’s not just another chapter; it’s the start of a new erafor Neon Trees.”

The first chapter introduced a sizzling signature sound cast in synth soul and rooted in robust guitars. The group began a rapid ascent to the forefront of popular culture fueled by 2010’s Habits. Its lead single “Animal” scored a double-platinum certification from the RIAA and took home “Top Alternative Song”at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, Picture Showspawned the quadruple-platinum “Everybody Talks,” which soared to #6 on the BillboardHot 100. 2014 saw Pop Psychologybow at #1 on the BillboardTop Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Top 200 in addition to producing the gold hit, “Sleeping With A Friend.” Along the way, the quartet garnered acclaim from Rolling StoneEntertainment WeeklyUSA Today, and performing countless sold- out headline gigs. After a successful 2015 headliner, Neon Trees took a well-deserved break. As Chris, Branden, and Elaine took time out with their respective families, Tyler released a solo offering entitled Excommunicationand made his Broadway debut in Kinky Bootsduring 2018. Around the same time, a rush of inspiration overtook the front man.

“I never felt finished with the band creatively,” he admits. “My bandmates were building families. Life was happening. The Broadway show came at the perfect moment, because we were ready to go full speed ahead. The show took me out of my comfort zone in an amazing way and gave me my groove back. I missed playing with everyone. I took all of the momentum and confidence from the show, went right to L.A., and got to work on Neon Trees. The time and space to do other things rejuvenated why we continue to do this. It just feels like the band I started in my early twenties with my friends.”

This feeling courses through the single “Used To Like.” Touched by a glimmer of keyboards, sunny guitars and a danceable beat swing towards the buoyant, bright, and bold chant, “Let’s go to extremes…get back to what you used to like about me.”

“At the end of my last relationship, the song was my last sort of plea,” he elaborates. “Let’s bring it back to that bliss period when everything was right. I hear a lot of joy, but I hear a lot of sadness. We’ve always compared dark lyrics to anthemic music though. I ended this codependent relationship last year and was able to write what happened after and break away from the negative things. The song got us going.”

Signed to a new deal and readying their long-awaited fourth album for a 2020 release, these four friends take full advantage of this new beginning together.

“I like that our single is called ‘Used to Like’,” Tyler leaves off. “We’ve been gone for a minute, so we’re reminding our fans of what they liked about us. There’s something very pure about Neon Trees right now. I hope listeners hear the sincerity. I also hope they have a f*cking time listening to us.”

PEACH TREE RASCALS

More of a brotherhood than a collective, The Rascals blend a seemingly effortless knack for melody with layers of rich harmony and R&B grooves. Recording together since their high school days, producer/mixer Dominic “Dom” Pizano, rappers-singers Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, and creative director Jorge Olazaba united with the intent of seeking musical growth and companionship. With most of the members being second generation Americans (the sons of Palestinian, Filipino, and Mexican immigrants), they quickly realized a deep, natural connection with one another, and grew into a single, harmonious unit. To date, Peach Tree Rascals has garnered 500M+ streams across platforms and count 6M+ Spotify monthly listeners. Their breakthrough hit “Mariposa” charted to #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart and have been co signed by Lizzo and Harry Styles.

 

2021 Twilight Concert Series

 

For over 30 years the Twilight Concert Series has presented a wide range of nationally recognized and upcoming recording artists paired with local musicians and performers. The highly anticipated summer series continues to be dedicated to connecting audiences through live music by presenting musically diverse artists that represent strong artistic values and diverse social principles. This vibrant and beloved program is presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council in partnership with S&S Presents.

 

Doors & Food Vendors Open at 6:00pm

All events are held rain or shine. Artists subject to change.

 

To provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all, please keep the following concert rules in mind. Check twilightconcerts.com for updated info. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Everyone entering the venue must have a ticket or pay at the gate
  • For their well-being, we discourage infants and babes-in-arms
  • No re-entry
  • No weapons or firearms
  • No backpacks or large purses
  • No pets allowed – services animals only
  • No coolers
  • No drones
  • No smoking – except in designated smoking areas
  • No outside food
  • No outside alcohol or liquids of any kind
  • No glass
  • Due to artist requests, no professional audio, video, or photography equipment
  • No umbrellas
  • No skateboards in the venue
  • No blankets or chairs
  • Security reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at their discretion
  • All concerts are rain or shine
  • Artists subject to change
  • No refunds

SECURITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT PAT DOWN SEARCHES AT THEIR DISCRETION.

 

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS: The Twilight Concert Series will follow best practices as set forth by the state of Utah and the CDC.

Details

Date:
September 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10
https://saltlakearts.org/twilightconcertseries/

Organizer

Salt Lake City Arts Council
Phone:
8015965000
Email:
info@saltlakearts.org
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